Be The Change

Do More: Start to Lead

After a few years at MUN, you have the experience and the knowledge to take on more responsibility. Here are some opportunities below for more experienced students. Reach out to Dr. Shannon Lewis-Simpson about these programmes, and to find out how you can create your own project. 

Experience Fellow

Think about becoming an Experience Fellow, a programme which will give you access to many different opportunities to get involved, and lead many ways. 

Student Team Lead

We always need experienced student volunteeers to act as Team Leads during #MakeMidtermMatter, #MUNWelcome, and other big and small events. Contact Shannon Lewis-Simpson if you would like to be a Team Lead, regular training is offered, and there are always events and programmes where you are needed.

Take Care of Lunch 

Bring together a team to prepare lunch at The Gathering Place. Reflect on how your work impacts the lives of others while learning about food security, and belonging. 

Part of a mural at the Gathering Place, by Gerald Squires, depicts the importance of food to wellbeing and community.

Coats for Kids 

Coats for Kids is an annual winter clothing drive in the fall semester that provides people with warm winter clothing free of charge. You will work with six other community partners to collect donations of warm items from local businesses and schools and distribute these in a retail-like store. You can also help Student Life with #COATCHECK as part of #MUNWelcome in winter. 

Registration will open for Coats for Kids in August 2019. A MUCEP will be advertised in September for the Coats for Kids Volunteer Coordinator.

Everyone Counts

Offered every two years at the same time across Canada, Everyone Counts is a point-in-time count of homelessness, which will next take place in spring 2020. Everyone Counts helps End Homelessness St. John's (EHSJ) gather information on the demographics and service needs of the homeless population, informing the Community Plan to End Homelessness.

Please read the summary of the 2018 survey. Thank you to the many students and staff from Memorial who volunteered for this survey.


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